Biography of William J. Johnson
Madison County, NY Biographies





Johnson, William J., p. o. Solsville. - James Johnson was born in Mayfield, Montgomery county, but spent a part of his young life in Herkimer county, where he was a good and successful farmer. He married, June 29, 1846, Sally Ann Lamphere, and came to Eaton, where he was also a farmer and where he died in 1894. He had two children: William J., and Romelia, the latter of whom married Henry Maynard of Eaton, and died in 1893. William J. Johnson was born September 6, 1849, and was brought up on a farm in Eaton. In 1875 he was appointed station agent at Pecksport and served in that place seven years. In June, 1833, he came to the more important station at Solsville and has since lived in that hamlet, attending strictly to his duties and enjoying the confidence both of the railroad company and of the patrons of the road. On April 8, 1882, Mr. Johnson married Ella L. Hyde, by whom he had five children: Mabel G., born March 15, 1883; W. Lisle, born January 24, 1885; Elma M., born November 7, 1889; Elva S., born November 7, 1889; and Bessie May, born May 2, 1893. Daniel Hyde, a native of Connecticut, was an early settler in Brookfield, but died in Hamilton. He was a soldier in the war of 1812 and served at Sackett's Harbor. His wife was Miss Holcomb, by whom he had five children: Eveline, Nelson, Philander, Jared and Newell. Philander Hyde has always lived in this county and has been a farmer. He married Maria Alby and had four children; Nettie, Ella L. (wife of William J. Johnson), and two others who died in infancy. Mr. Hyde's second wife was Mary, widow of Dwight Smith, by whom he had one son, Frank Hyde.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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